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Ilya Bolotowsky

Ilya Bolotowsky

Contributions by Ilya Bolotowsky, Adelyn D. Breeskin, Mimi Poser, and Louise Averill Svendsen
Published in 1974
136 pages, fully illustrated
Softcover, 8.50 x 10 inches

Representing Ilya Bolotowsky's first solo show in a New York museum, this exhibition catalogue explores Bolotowsky's clean, formal approach, his use of color, and the influences of Piet Mondrian and Joan Miró on his work. This catalogue includes a detailed interview conducted by Louise Averill Svendsen and Mimi Poser, covering the artist’s background and artistic philosophy, which is preceded by a short introductory essay on Bolotowsky's work written by Adelyn D. Breeskin. A biographical chronology, a comprehensive list of past exhibitions, and a selected bibliography expound on these texts. A plate section displaying the nearly one-hundred works included in the exhibition, in black and white and color, is also included.


Loyalty to an already stated goal or idea does not mean imitation or subservience. A true artist, through his concentration and personal depth of feeling, must re-examine the goal in his own terms to reach artistic maturity and independence. Bolotowsky's career is a lesson in the realization and refinement of a highly personal taste.

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